February 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Warrant roundup coming

People who do not pay outstanding Municipal Court fines by March 5 may be arrested as part of a statewide warrant roundup.  The Lampasas Police Department on March 5 will begin serving warrants and making arrests for unpaid fines. More...

BRIEFLY

Safety   The Lampasas Police Department will host a free “Church Safety & Security Seminar” Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon at Grace Fellowship. The church is located at 2974 U.S. More...

Special Sections

Deaths

Ms. Martin

Ayana Gabrielle Martin, 26, of Harker Heights died Feb. 15, 2016 at her home.  A family viewing was held Feb. 20 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas. Her body will be cremated.  Ms. Martin was born Nov. More...

News

Serving enchiladas to fight cancer

Breast cancer survivor Donna Cockrell, at right, helps Emily Jones package her enchilada meals at the 2nd annual Enchilada Dinner in memory of Sandra Lerma. More...

Candidate reception planned

A meet-and-greet reception is set Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. in Lometa at the L-M Garden Club building for Republican candidate Scott Cosper of Killeen. Cosper is one of three GOP candidates seeking the District 54 Texas House seat.   More...

Calf scramble

Breighton Loeffler – pictured with his father, Lee – participated Saturday in the calf scramble at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. More...

Opinion

Conservative voters: don’t squander the opportunity

As a supporter of Ted Cruz I have had supporters of other candidates tell me that he would not be electable in the general election. I disagree.  More...

Nino at the bridge

You know your country has big trouble when the death of one man tosses your political reckonings, your expectations, your fundamental understandings into the briar patch, the way Nino Scalia’s death made short work of any faint hopes for a post More...

Border surge solution: send ‘em to Camp David

Colorado dodged a bullet. After a stinging backlash from local leaders and Rocky Mountain politicians in both parties, the Obama White House retreated last weekend from plans to dump in our state 1,000 minors who immigrated here illegally.  More...

School board approves Troy Rogers for AD/head football coach

Former Badger quarterback Troy Rogers, shown in this 1993 photo, was named the lone finalist for Lampasas head football coach/athletic director. Rogers was scheduled to be presented Monday night to the Lampasas ISD Board of Trustees. More...

Contested races slated for school board seats, Lometa mayor position

The candidate filing period has ended for Lampasas and Lometa school board elections – as well as for Lampasas, Kempner and Lometa municipal elections.  Election day will be May 7.  More...

Newspaper seeks photos for Guide to Lampasas

The Lampasas Dispatch Record is preparing for its 2016-2017 Guide to Lampasas – a fullcolor, glossy magazine filled with photographs and information about events, popular sites and everyday life in Lampasas and surrounding areas.  More...

Life

Walmart grant

Derrick Berrios of Lampasas County Higher Education Center, accepts a Walmart Community Grant from assistant store manager Kelly Ellsworth worth $2,342 to purchase new medical equipment for LCHEC all More...

Church of the Hills welcomes new pastor

Drew Brassfield is excited to be the new lead pastor at Church of the Hills in Lometa.  “For me, it’s just a dream come true,” said Brassfield.  He and his wife, Diana, have been pastoring for eight years, although he is n More...

Dancing to the top

David and Janice Miles of Lometa won big in the Dallas American Country Dance Association National Championships in November. More...

Sports

Texans take bi-district championship over Badgers, 55-52 in overtime - Free Access

Wimberley -- ranked 22nd in Conference 4A -- escaped a near upset by Lampasas in the bi-district basketball championship game on Tuesday. The Texans prevailed 55-52 in overtime, despite a gutsy 36 minutes of play by the Badgers. It was a on More...

Girls' powerlifting regional qualifiers announced - Free Access

  Lampasas girls' powerlifting coach Duane Young announced that the following athletes had qualified for the regional meet.   More...

Strong in the middle

Badgers clinch playoffs, outscoring Salado 42-10 in 2nd, 3rd quarters combined

A dominant defense in the second and third quarters carried Lampasas to a 59-45 playoff-clinching win over Salado on Friday.  After missed opportunities to secure the postseason berth in back-to-back games, Friday’s win gave the Badgers th More...

Agribusiness

Students construct building for archery use

Clint Nygard’s construction technology classes are constructing a multi-use Mueller fabricated building at the high school. The foundation was laid last spring, when Nygard was student teaching at Lampasas High School. More...

River meeting set

The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership will meet Thursday from 6-8 p.m at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau building at 1793 North U.S. More...

Grand jury issues 28 indictments

The Lampasas County grand jury met Wednesday to consider numerous cases brought by area law enforcement officials.  Texas Ranger Jason Bobo presented evidence that led to the indictment of Artemio Martinez for fraudulent use of identifying infor More...